Art Gallery and Museum
The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum was founded in 1874. A bequest left by Thomas S Smith who died in 1869.
The original name was 'The Smith Institute for the people of Stirling, Dunblane and Kinbuick'.
Today it is a cultural centre of Stirling with a museum Art Gallery and library which is a memorial to the life and work of Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham. The museum covers Stirling from prehistoric times to the present.
With artefacts from through the centuries.
Below are views of some of what can be seen in the Galleries. There is a coffee shop
Entry to the Museum and Gallery is free.
Oldest Football in World
The oldest football in the world can be seen in the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling Scotland. Thought to be a football purchased for James IV on 11th April 1497.
The ball was found behind panels in the Queen's Bedchamber in Stirling Castle in the late 1970's
when renovation work was carried out.
Gallery II exhibits go through the ages with a likeness of William Wallace, a history of music busts of famous people, Pewter and Silver and many other artefacts.
Gallery II currently displays our art collection, with many of the works by our founder, Thomas Stuart Smith.
The has a Tiger, Mickey Mouse and other sculptures.
The that are in it are part of our current exhibition, The Perfect Foil by Robert Mach.
They do not form part of the permanent collection.
The verse that was written by Poet Robert Burns when Staying in Stirling in the Golden Lion
This mosaic is outside the The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum.